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Bratislava Castle

Castle, Museum & Gallery

The monumental building of the Bratislava Castle is visible from a great distance. Certainly, every visitor of Bratislava notices the pronounced silhouette. The majestic impression is enhanced by the hill it stands on, some eighty-five metres above the water level of the Danube river.

It was an important fortified settlement at the end of the 9th century. The first written reference to Bratislava from 907 is related to this period; it mentions a battle between the Bavarians and early Magyars under the Brezalauspurc Castle. The last stage of big building alterations of the Bratislava Castle was accomplished by Maria Theresa. She had all fortifying elements of the Pallfys castle removed and simultaneously improved or extended its residential functions complying with the criteria of what was then considered the utmost luxury. The most interesting building though was that of what was later on called Theresianum which was added to the eastern front side of the palace in 1768.

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Places Around

Castle tour

Castle tour

Comfortable seated under the transparent (or opened) roof, Bratislava city train Prešporáčik OldTimer® will take you through the old parts situated outside of the former medieval city up to Bratislava Castle.

Panoramic tour

Panoramic tour

To experience the most beautiful panoramic views in Bratislava look no further than our Panoramic Tour.

Botanical Garden in Bratislava

Botanical Garden in Bratislava

The Botanical Garden of Comenius University in Bratislava was the first of its kind opened in Slovakia. It is one of the favourite places of relaxation for inhabitants and visitors of our Capital.

ZOO Bratislava

ZOO Bratislava

Bratislava ZOO opened its gates in 1960 and is a home for 167 spieces, numbering more than 958 animals. Apart from breeding endangered species, it also fulfils educational role. It takes part in various rescue programmes and is a member of several international organizations. The rarest among the species are: Southern White Rhinoceros, Addax, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Buff-cheeked Gibbon, Red Panda, Sumatran Orangutan.

Devinska Kobyla Mt.

Devinska Kobyla Mt.

The National Nature Reserve Devínska Kobyla is unique and very interesting locality for its flora. It stretches in the southern most part of the mountains Malé Karpaty on an area of 101 ha. It is situated between villages Devínska Nová Ves, Dúbravka and Devín on the territory of the Capital Bratislava.

Sandbersko

Sandbersko

Územie Sandbersko - pajštúnskeho geoparku zaberá širšie okolie metropoly Slovenska - Bratislavy, turisticky je veľmi známe a navštevované.

Bar JAMA

Bar JAMA

Bar pri pivovare JAMA Craft Brewery špecializovaný na predaj piva z tohto pivovaru.

Národná prírodná rezervácia Šúr

Národná prírodná rezervácia Šúr

Národná prírodná rezervácia Šúr pri obci Svätý Jur (19 km S) sa rozkladá na ploche 370 ha. Vyznačuje sa výskytom vzácnej flóry a fauny v prostredí vzácneho komplexu barinato-slatinného jelšového lesa s rašeliniskom. Súčasťou rezervácie je aj riedky dubovo-brestový les nazývaný Panónsky háj, v ktorom sa zachovala vzácna xerotermná vegetácia.

Rybársky Cech

Rybársky Cech

Reštaurácia Rybársky cech je zameraná primárne na ryby, či už sladkovodné alebo morské.

Modrá Hviezda Restaurant

Modrá Hviezda Restaurant

Enjoy excellent Slovak dishes with good beer or home-made wine in our restaurant located in the building from the 18th century.

The Wine Bar under the Castle

The Wine Bar under the Castle

The Wine Bar under the Castle is a place where every day you can enjoy the greatest fruits of labor from leading Slovak and foreign wine producers. Currently we offer almost seven hundred kinds of Slovak and foreign wines, out of which you will certainly choose one. Whether you want to sit comfortably and carry discussions with colleagues and friends after work with your favorite bottle of wine or desire to experience new and exotic flavors from hitherto unexplored parts of the world, the Wine Bar under the Castle is the right place for you.

San Marten Bar & Restaurant

San Marten Bar & Restaurant

SAN MARTEN BAR & RESTAURANT is located in one of Bratislava´s historical buildings in the city center, next to Saint Martin´s Cathedral.

Iasai food bar

Iasai food bar

Iasai je radosť z každej strany. Ochutnajte veľké polievky a malé jedlá inšpirované Áziou.

Vínimka

Vínimka

Great desing, high quality wine and the very central location.

Rio Grande Restaurant, Night Bar & Café

Rio Grande Restaurant, Night Bar & Café

Enter a world full of passion, flavors and exciting entertainment. The RIO GRANDE RESTAURANT, NIGHT BAR and CAFÉ all offer a special experience. Just go off Hviezdoslavova Námestie to Panská ulica.

Malt House

Malt House

Good things in life are worth it. And for a person to enjoy them, they should do them to the fullest. That is why we have opened a Bratislava bastion of beer on Ventúrska 5: Malt House. It is a place where we care about quality. Sit at a heavy, honest oak table, order a beer and something good from the traditional cuisine and enjoy. Our selection of draft beer is the widest that can be found in Bratislava. From the traditional Slovak beer Zlatý Bažant, the Czech Budvar and Krušovice, the Irish Guinness, the Dutch Heineken, the German Paulaner to Belgian specialties such as La Chouffe and McChouffe, which you can’t get anywhere else. Welcome to the Malt House.

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel - Restaurant - Bowling offers free Wi-Fi access in Nové Mesto, a 5-minute drive from Bratislava Airport and the city centre. It has a 16-lane bowling alley. Free parking is also possible on site.

Bar JAMA

Bar JAMA

Bar pri pivovare JAMA Craft Brewery špecializovaný na predaj piva z tohto pivovaru.

Hostel One

Hostel One

Hostel One is situated in the Stare Mesto district in Bratislava, 300 m from Bratislava Castle.

Hotel Ibis ***

Hotel Ibis ***

Set below Bratislava Castle the Ibis Bratislava Centrum is only a 5-minute walk from the old town. Rooms have air conditioning and breakfast is served from 04:00 to 12:00.

Falkensteiner Hotel Bratislava ****

Falkensteiner Hotel Bratislava ****

Rarely has the term ”stylish hotel” been quite as well-chosen as for the Falkensteiner Hotel Bratislava, which offers guests a completely new hotel experience: stylish and modern.

Old City Hotel ***

Old City Hotel ***

Right in the heart of Bratislava's Old Town between Saint Michael's Gate and the Main Square, the Old City Hotel offers free Wi-Fi at the reception area.

Hotel Perugia ***

Hotel Perugia ***

APLEND CITY Hotel Perugia is a newly refurbished hotel situated in the pedestrian zone of the historic Old Town of Bratislava. This air-conditioned hotel features an on-site restaurant called Koliba Kamzík offering traditional Slovak specialities.

Skaritz Hotel & Residence ****

Skaritz Hotel & Residence ****

The Skaritz Hotel & Residence in the heart of Bratislava's pedestrianized Old Town offers you large rooms and apartments, free internet and free access to the sauna.

Pension Portus

Pension Portus

Penzion Portus in Bratislava is just 50 m from the Danube River and Hviezdoslav Square. Guests can enjoy a range of meals and free coffee at the property’s restaurant.

Hotel Michalska ***

Hotel Michalska ***

APLEND CITY Hotel Michalska is situated in a quiet pedestrian street in Bratislava's historic centre next to St. Michael's Gate. It offers elegant, air-conditioned rooms with free LAN and LCD TVs.

Hotel Devín ****

Hotel Devín ****

Hotel Devin is located in the historic centre of Bratislava, on the banks of the Danube River. Rooms overlook the Danube or the Old Town, the restaurant serves gourmet cuisine and it has a spa centre and a squash court.

Penzion VIRGO

Penzion VIRGO

Virgo Residence is housed in new building that was built in 2017. It offers modern accommodation in 20 apartments, only 250 m from the Old Town.

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel - Restaurant - Bowling offers free Wi-Fi access in Nové Mesto, a 5-minute drive from Bratislava Airport and the city centre. It has a 16-lane bowling alley. Free parking is also possible on site.

Brainteaselava Escape Room

Brainteaselava Escape Room offers adventure activities for turists where you can learn something about Bratislava and its history in really unconvential and funny way.

Výletné plavby po Dunaji

Get us a memorable experience . You do not own a boat , you can rent it with us, or try Safari on personal watercraft.

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel - Restaurant - Bowling offers free Wi-Fi access in Nové Mesto, a 5-minute drive from Bratislava Airport and the city centre. It has a 16-lane bowling alley. Free parking is also possible on site.

Action park Čuňovo

Action park Čuňovo

Action Park je zábavný športový park s lanovým centrom.

Golf and Country Club Bratislava - Bernolákovo

Golf and Country Club Bratislava - Bernolákovo

The technical parameters are adapted to the historical area with a baroque manor house and majestic old trees. The golf course is suitable for demanding players as well as for beginners. One of its advantages is that it is situated less than 6 km from the capital city of Bratislava. The club has been active in this domain since 1995.

Black River Golf Resort

Black & White Golf Resort Bratislava je unikátnym golfovým rezortom. Nielenže bolo v tomto rezorte vybudované prvé 9-jamkové ihrisko na Slovensku (ihrisko Park), ale taktiež je to najväčším golfovým rezortom s 55-timi grínmi a mnohými oceneniami. Rezort je známy tým, že ponúka 4 ihriská rôznych obťiažností, počnúc najľahším ihrisko Park a končiac športovo najnáročnejším ihrisko v Európe, ihriskom Black River.

Areál Divoká voda

Whitewater is a sport complex that offers a wide range of activities for professional athletes as well as for amateurs.

X-bionic sphere

X-bionic sphere

x-bionic® sphere Enter a world where records are broken, obstacles are overcome and the best of the best meet. The x-bionic® sphere represents a whole universe of sports, leisure and innovation, brought to you in partnership with the global premium sport brand X-BIONIC®. Unparalleled in the world, this unique, multifunctional complex is a haven for discerning visitors, professional athletes and teams, sports enthusiasts, families, business leaders as well as health and wellness seekers. The x-bionic® sphere is located in the middle of Europe, in the vicinity of two major capitals and their international airports: Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia. It is easily accessible from every European country within less than 3 hours. (source: http://www.xbionicsphere.com/en/home)

Pezinská Baba

Pezinská Baba

Lyžiarske stredisko Pezinská Baba je najvýznamnejšie stredisko zimných športov v Malých Karpatoch v nadmorskej výške 527 m.n.m.

Museum of History SNM Bratislava

Museum of History SNM Bratislava

Set out on a journey into the past and get familiar with the evolution of society in Slovakia since the Middle Ages up to the present day. In addition to a unique numismatic collection, you can enjoy a view of the city from the Crown Tower of Bratislava Castle.

Archaelogical Museum SNM Bratislava

Archaelogical Museum SNM Bratislava

Archeologické múzeum je špecializovaným múzejným pracoviskom s celoštátnou pôsobnosťou. Zameriava sa na získavanie, evidenciu, reštaurovanie, uchovávanie, prezentovanie a publikovanie archeologických nálezov na území Slovenska od praveku až po vrcholný stredovek.

Music Museum SNM Bratislava

Music Museum SNM Bratislava

The Music Museum is a documentary, scientific-research and methodological institution with nationwide activities, which purposefully acquires, preserves, scientifically and professionally processes, uses and makes available museum collections related to music, documenting the field of music culture in Slovakia from the oldest times until the present day.

St Martins Minister - Bratislava

St Martins Minister - Bratislava

The pride of every Christian city is its parish church. This is undoubtedly the case with St Martins Minster, Bratislavas biggest, oldest, and most spectacular church.

Museum of Jewish Culture SNM Bratislava

Museum of Jewish Culture SNM Bratislava

The exposition of Jewish culture in Slovakia is located in the Zsigray mansion in Bratislava. The Museum of Jewish Culture is also in charge of exhibitions held in synagogues in Žilina, Prešov and Trnava.

Bibiana - International House of Art for Children

Bibiana - International House of Art for Children

Bibiana focuses on and supports the development of art activities designed for all age categories of children and young generation. Through unusual, experimental methods of work, children become familiar with art.

Michael's Courtyard Gallery

Michael's Courtyard Gallery

The Michael's Courtyard Gallery was founded on December 12, 1995. It is located in the basement area of the former Jesenák's Palace on Michalská no. 3 in Bratislava. The antique vaults and brick walls give a special feeling to the area that is frequented by both artists and numerous visitors.

Museum of Arms - Michael's Tower MMB

Museum of Arms - Michael's Tower MMB

The exhibition introduces visitors to the history of the town fortifications; various types of bladed weapons, military as well as tournament arms are displayed here and a separate section is devoted to the development of firearms.

GUnaGU Theatre

GUnaGU Theatre

Divadlo GUnaGU je profesionálny súbor, ktorý hrá výlučne vlastné, autorské hry. GUnaGU vzniklo v roku 1985 pôvodne ako amatérsky súbor (zakladateľmi boli lekár Viliam Klimáček a matematici Ivan Mizera, Zuzana Benešová, Milan Paštéka).

Events Around

LEN PRE ŽENY TOUR 2018 - Bratislava

DIRTYY BOYZZ sú späť! A je to tu zas - muži si budú konečne môcť pozrieť futbal bez výčitiek, zatiaľ čo sa dámy pôjdu zabávať. Po dvoch beznádejne vypredaných turné medzinárodnej striptérskej skupiny DIRTYY BOYZZ, ktoré videlo 9 000 žien po celom Slovensku je tu pokračovanie: LEN PRE ŽENY TOUR 2018

Vianoce so skupinou Sokoly - Bratislava

Skupina Sokoly, známa z účinkovania v televíznej relácií „Všetko čo mám rád“, ako hudobný doprovod Ondreja Kandráča, Vás srdečne pozýva na jedinečné vianočné turné, ktoré odohrajú v priestoroch slovenských kostolov a katedrál. Jedinečnosť týchto priestorov dodávajú tomuto turné nezameniteľnú vianočnú atmosféru. Spoločne si pripomenieme v predvianočnom čase krásu slovenských kolied v podaní špeciálneho hosťa, úžasnej speváčky, Moniky Kandráčovej, matky Ondreja Kandráča. Otvorenie brán: 1 hodina pred začiatkom Predpredaj.sk vám umožňuje online nákup vstupeniek na rôzne hudobné, kultúrne, športové a iné podujatia. Vybrať si môžete aj zo širokej ponuky kurzov, adrenalínových zážitkov, výrobkov a služieb.